Category: BSL Repeal

  • El Dorado, Kansas to Look at Repealing 25-Year-Old “Pit Bull” Ban

    El Dorado, Kansas to Look at Repealing 25-Year-Old “Pit Bull” Ban

    After Garden City, Kansas recently repealed their breed-specific legislation (BSL) which had declared so-called “pit bull” “breeds” vicious, El Dorado, Kansas now endeavors to do same and is currently looking into repealing their 25-year old “pit bull” ban.  In fact, El Dorado’s breed ban is so old, Commissioner Bill Young has requested a history of […]

  • Bonner Springs, Kansas Repeals Pit Bull Ban

    Bonner Springs, Kansas Repeals Pit Bull Ban

    As we wrote about in July and August of 2013, Bonner Springs, Kansas had formed a task force to look into repealing their “pit bull” ban after one of their residents, Debi Baker, had her Staffordshire Bull Terrier seized as a banned breed.  Baker’s dog “Titan” was returned to her last November after having been […]

  • Canton, Michigan to Drop ‘Vicious’ Pit Bull Designation from Dangerous Dog Law

    Canton, Michigan to Drop ‘Vicious’ Pit Bull Designation from Dangerous Dog Law

    As we posted earlier this month, Jessica and Marcin Kowalewski lobbied the Canton, Michigan Township Board of Trustees to remove the ‘vicious’ label for so-called pit bulls from Canton’s dangerous dog law.  Thankfully, the Kowalewskis were successful in their lobbying at the December 10 meeting, and Township Attorney Kristin Kolb has undertaken an ordinance revision, […]

  • Garden City, Kansas: Attorney Lobbies to Remove Pit Bulls from Breed-Specific Law

    Garden City, Kansas: Attorney Lobbies to Remove Pit Bulls from Breed-Specific Law

    On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, local attorney Luci Douglass lobbied the Garden City, Kansas Commission to remove the breed-specific language that defines pit bulls as vicious from Garden City’s breed-specific law (BSL).  Since 2002, Garden City’s ordinance has defined so-called pit bulls — American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and American Staffordshire Terriers, or […]

  • Yakima, Washington to Discuss Possible Pit Bull Ban Repeal Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

    Yakima, Washington to Discuss Possible Pit Bull Ban Repeal Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

    As I’ve been writing here, here, and here, Yakima, Washington has for many months now, been considering a repeal of their circa 1987 pit bull ban in favor of a possible update to their existing dangerous dog ordinance.  Yet despite all the testimony about the inefficacy of breed-specific legislation (BSL), Yakima’s City Code Enforcement Manager […]

  • Bloomer, Wisconsin Repeals Pit Bull Ban, Passes Pit Bull Restrictions

    Bloomer, Wisconsin Repeals Pit Bull Ban, Passes Pit Bull Restrictions

    After Bloomer, Wisconsin repealed the portion of their Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Animals ordinance (7-1-9) that banned pit bulls on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the city council on Wednesday, November 14, 2013, passed new restrictions for so-called pit bulls within the city allowing owners to have them if they followed the following restrictions.  A […]

  • Yakima, Washington Will Consider Pit Bull Ban Repeal

    Yakima, Washington Will Consider Pit Bull Ban Repeal

    After months of lobbying by animal advocates, the Yakima, Washington City Council will, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, hold a study session to consider repealing Yakima’s 26-year-old pit bull ban.  In lieu of the long-standing breed-specific legislation (BSL), it is hoped that Yakima will consider a dangerous dog (owner) law instead.  Yakima has, since 1987, […]

  • Reynoldsburg, Ohio Tables Consideration of “Pit Bull” Ban Repeal for Two Weeks

    Reynoldsburg, Ohio Tables Consideration of “Pit Bull” Ban Repeal for Two Weeks

    On Monday, October 21, 2013, members of the Reynoldsburg City Council were to take up the issue of a repeal of Reynoldsburg’s breed-specific law (BSL), i.e. their banning of so-called “pit bulls” from the city limits.  However, the Council tabled the matter for two weeks.  Regardless, the City Council’s chambers was packed with pro-“pit bull” […]

  • Waunakee, Wisconsin to Review “Pit Bull” Ban in Light of Legal Challenge

    Waunakee, Wisconsin to Review “Pit Bull” Ban in Light of Legal Challenge

    As noted in a prior post, a resident of Waunakee, Wisconsin is suing the city after she was told her dog, a supposed “pit bull,” would have to be removed from the village a mere 20 days after police determined her dog was a so-called “pit bull,” a “breed” banned within city limits.  Faced with […]

  • Bloomer, Wisconsin Repeals Portion of Breed-Specific Law for “Pit Bulls”

    Bloomer, Wisconsin Repeals Portion of Breed-Specific Law for “Pit Bulls”

    The snippet in the Bloomer Advance was short, but sweet: The Bloomer City Council amended the Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Animals Ordinance (7-1-9) Wednesday, Oct. 9. Once the amended ordinance takes effect, pit bulls will be allowed in Bloomer if they are registered and examined by a licensed veterinarian. It’s wonderful that Bloomer will […]